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's biggest ports is now over. the deal that got workers back on the job is next. plus, fire bombs and bullets in the country that is supposed to be keeping the israelis and be keeping the israelis and palestinians from going to war. i plugged in snapshot, and 30 days later, i was saving big on car insurance. with snapshot, i knew what i could save before i switched to progressive. the better i drive, the more i save. i wish our company had something this cool. you're not filming this, are you? aw! camera shy. snapshot from progressive. test-drive snapshot before you switch. visit progressive.com today. ♪ many hot dogs are within you. try pepto-bismol to-go, it's the power of pepto, but it fits in your pocket. now tell the world daniel... of pepto-bismol to-go. >>trace: new revelations of the deadly 9/11 attack at the consulate in libya. on capitol hill lawmakers watched multiple videos of the strike. they show a crowd gathered outside and a lawmaker who asked not to be identified said and i quote, "it's amazing how casual they are, it is fought like they just stream in, they are dancing aro
at the port of los angeles that stranded all of those christmas presents, it costs us about a billion dollars a day in lost business and shut down the nation's busiest port and stranded ships full of fabulous retail merchandise. all of that is now being unloaded. port officials now say it will take about a week to try to get back to normal. sounds like things are solved. i'm joined by the mayor of los angeles, antonio villaraigosa who helped broker the deal to get the port workers back on the job. i want to talk about the port in just a moment. first i want to talk about pressing national business. something called the fiscal cliff, which i know you have been watching. you're very closely aligned with president obama having been the chair of the democratic national convention in september. i want to get your take on this. this is critical to your state. businesses in your state. taxpayers in your state. do you have any optimism that we may not go off the cliff? >> i do have optimism. there's no question about it. i think both sides understand that it's not in the nation's best interest for us
in ocean port for 10 years. when word of the storm came, she evacuate it with as many possessions as she could. it is still not clear if her home will be torn down or rebuilt and put on higher stilts, and she does not have the money to do it. the only ones that survived were the ones built on higher stilts, which is why we need resiliency. for now, she is living in fema housing until december. she does not know where she will be after that. she is depending on friends and family. she has a remarkably positive attitude despite it all, which is why new jersey will come back stronger than ever. but if we do not have a robust program, the funding for her to rebuild will not be there. i would like to share these images from union beach, new jersey, where homes, cars, and people's very lives were destroyed. sandy was one of the largest transportation disasters in history. new jersey transit suffer damage to all 12 of its rail lines. miles of track were washed out. hundreds of cars and locomotives were submerged, some suffering irreparable damage. the system that carries 77 million people betwe
a crippling 8-day strike at the port of los angeles and long beach. we'll look at the toll that the work stoppage has taken on the u.s. economy. bill: a questionable cartoon featuring the rich stealing from the middle class. martha: two rising stars in the republican party laid out their vision for the future last night and for their party. >> we need to carry on and keep fighting for the american idea. the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to rise. to escape from poverty. to achieve whatever your god-given talents and hard work enable you to achieve. wow. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. [ male announcer ] with free package pickup from the u.s. postal service the holidays are easy. visit usps.com. pay, print, and have it picked up for free before december 20h for delivery in time for the holidays. you can even give us special instructions on where to find it. free package pickup. from the u.s. postal service. because it's nice to have an extra pair of hands around for the holidays. i've got
this on their own without some help. the only port they have, they have one port, which is sanctioned in terms of the sea travel in and out of the port and any part for the missiles would have come through china which is north korea's only friend and, then, the voice of america reported this week that an iranian team had been seen in north korea in recent days and there is some presumption that, in fact, iranians may have helped them. this is the first successful long-range rocket this year. earlier in april it was not successful. certainly, all eyes are on iran in weres of the role it my have played. >>shepard: thank you. we have used a carrot and stick approach with north korea over the years. it doesn't really seem to have made were of a difference. we will look at the diplomatic efforts with the former away bill richardson who has lots of experience dealing with north korea. and 100 countries throwing their support behind the syrian rebels . so, this board gives me rates for progressive direct and other car insurance companies? yes. but you're progressive, and they're them. yes. but they'r
's why. the ports will be open tomorrow. late last night, l.a.'s mayor announced an agreement has been reached to end the strike that crippled the nation's largest port complex just hours after federal mediators have arrived. >>> netflix soared 14% after inking a blockbuster deal for exclusive streaming rights to walt disney movies. >>> big lots shares shot up, but the sec is investigating the chief executive over a $10 million sale he made just over a month before the company's stock tanked earlier this year. the story was first reported in the "wall street journal." meanwhile darden is blaming a lackluster quarter on poor promotions and backlash over its stance against obamacare. the federal administration aviation is requiring boeing 787 have their fuel line connectors inspected over possible fuel leaks or fire. >>> john mcafee has turned up in guatemala city seeking political asylum. he's wanted as a person of interest about the murder of a fellow american. back on the street, keep an eye on pandora. it plunged 23% after the bell. and does it sometimes feel like you spend your whol
not be so significant is the fact they're making it is significant. russia has a very critical port along the syrian course along the mediterranean the port of tartuse. russia is trying very hard to keep tear influence inside syria and may be trying to play both sides of the coin here. they want to keep assad so they have influence with him and to hedge their bet to gain as much influence with the syrian rebels so if the rebels win they get to keep the port which is their only naval port outside the russian federation. going forward this turned into a little bit of a proxy war. a number about weapons the rebels are getting especially coming from outside powers. obviously president assad has been resupplied by iran and russia. rebels being supplied by saudi arabia, qatar and also turkey so that both side here have little interest in a peace deal. more interestingly both sides, the saudis and the iranians, have an interest in trying to see this go on as long as possible and an interest seeing their side win inside syria. they're willing, more than happy in fact, to supply money and weapons
. more than 10,000 employees at the ports of los angeles and long beach are refusing to return to work. a similar situation back in 2002 cost the city an estimated one billion dollars a day and took supply chain more than six months to recover, affecting nearly everybody. there is concern this strike may have even greater impact considering the fragile state of the economy in our country. adam housley is live at the port in long beach. adam, what is the latest there? >> reporter: jenna both sides are actually meeting at the table right now as we speak, the mayor of los angeles, other political forces are here as well trying to push both sides forward to find a settlement if at all possible. 800 workers, clerical workers walked off the job here. because of that 10,000 longshoremen won't cross. we talked to both sides. clerical workers say they're upset for a number of reasons. their main contention once they retire their shock jobs are shipped overseas. they don't want the jobs outsourced. they walked out on the lines here. >> we are making progress but i will tell you we are committed
company. the tanker left a port in northern norway early last month. it then sailed through the arctic ocean along the russian coast and through the bearing strait. the route opened up as ice melted due to global warming. the distance is two-thirds that of the regular path which passes through the suez canal in egypt. the arctic route will enable japan to increase it's lgm imports and diversify it's lgm imports, cutting the energy dependence on the middle east, but challenges remain, including cost problems. it have russian government is making it a requirement for tankers that follow that route to use russian ice breakers. it's not only natural gas, the japanese are looking to other energy sources to replace nuclear power after last year's nuclear disaster. an exhibition featuring the latest using solar powered technology has begun near tokyo. about 200 companies are taking part from japan, china and germany and several other countries. demand is growing in japan has power companies are now required to purchase renewable energy. but japanese solar makers lag behind overseas competitor
port-related issues are leading the gains as the weakening trend of the yen is continuing. so let's take a look at the currency markets. the dollar is higher against the yen. that's on better than expected nonmanufacturing data out of the u.s. 82.40-43. euro/yen, that's in the mid 107 yen levels this thursday morning. taking a look at other markets in the asia-pacific, south korea's companiespy is 1949. let's take a look at australia. the benchmark index is lower by about.25%, 4508. let's see where china takes us when they open the next hour. >>> european commission regulators have imposed a fine worth almost $2 billion for running two price-fixing cars sells. they say it's the highest-ever anti-trust penalty in their history. the commission leaders said they fined six companies a total of $1.47 billion euros for anti-competitive behavior. the firms are panasonic and toshiba, samsung sdi and lg electronics, phillips and technicolor. they say the officials of those companies met a number of times until 2006 to manipulate prices of cathode ray tubes, a component used at the time in
at major fishing ports in the most severely damaged prefectures. iowaty, miyagi and fukushima. towns are now 80% of what they were before the disaster. but thousands of people are still out of work. rebuilding the communities the tsunami washed away is another challenge. the suzuki's noodle shop used to stand here. other shops and houses stood beside it. government officials have designated the land a tsunami danger zone. no one can live or run a business here. suzuki and his wife aren't sure where they will go next. >> translator: we have to think about what we'll do when it's time to leave. >> reporter: the government has set aside about $230 billion for reconstruction, but it's faced criticism, because some of the money has been used for other projects, leading to more frustration among people who feel they have no prospects for the future. >> translator: the government must speed up reconstruction and respond to the needs of the affected people. >> translator: politics won't change. whoever becomes the leader. i don't know who to vote for. >> translator: i want politicians to s
. they failed to register with the authorities, but the workers say they cannot afford it. from this port town, which got reports. >> living in crushing policy committee living in crushing poverty with no prospect of work -- living in crushing pov erty, she has left. >> today that dream is over. >> she works at a fish cannery south of bangkok, making $270 a month. she paid off her debt to the one who ranger job, but had to take out -- who arranged her job. now there is the possibility should be deported. she could not afford the fees to have the application process done, and it has been extended six times. according to the author of a study on migrant workers in thailand, now that it is being held -- >> there will be open season on migrants. everyone of these deadlines, the way the policy works, who is accompanied by a crackdown. >> it usually comes with payoffs to the police. but the thailand government says this time will be different. the labor minister says there is corruption but when the new administration will limit the opportunity for extortion. >> i cannot tell you 100 percent that it
. they were -- belonged to the muslim brotherhood. the rally had been called by the port city by those supporting the constitution. it erupted in violence between those supporting the constitution and those opposed to it. the security forces had been on standby through today. the same city was the scene of violence before the first round of voting on this referendum a week ago. the polls will be opening within the next 24 hours, roughly the same number of voters will be taking part as in the first round that is some 26 million eligible voters. those supporting the draft constitution have got a significant lead according to unofficial results as some 57% voted yes against the 43% who voted no. the final result will be coming in late saturday night. >> the head of nato said they continue to fire scud missile at een government forces. >> this is proof that the syrian government is using missiles against opposition fighters. >> and this is another launch at night. the footage is said to be taken on thursday near homs. activists also posted this video on the internet which appears to show t
are still missing and presumed to have drowned. officials say the overcrowded boat left the port on tuesday. it capsized 15 minutes into the journey. it is the worst loss of life in the gulf of aden in nearly two years. the end of the world is near according to some finders -- some followers of the mayan calendar. others think it refers only to the start of a new era in the mayan calendar. we find out about the frenzy being caused. >> hoping to catch a glimpse of the ancient mayan cities before the so-called end of the world, thousands are flocking to what was once and religion -- religious centers but today is ground zero. star johnson believes the my and predicted a new era is about to begin and end -- the minds predicted a new era is about to begin. -- the mayans predicted a new era is about to begin. >> what ever will happen will happen. >> if they are waiting for the world to end, they may get a surprise. not a proper believes -- the belief of my answer -- the mayans predicted the end of the world comes from some tablets carved 1300 years ago. >> this is a new invention. people are cel
's supporting and the port city of alexandria where the supporters of president morsi are clashing with opponents and thousands of his supporters taking part in nationwide rallies. and they're organized by the muslim brotherhood has taken charge and steve harrigan is there and streaming live for us from cairo right now. steve? >> it's really two different sets of demonstrations going on. there's the group behind me at tahrir square and those are people against president morsi, but today for the first time we've seen a much larger group, mainly supported by the muslim brotherhood and they're coming in in support of president morsi and that group is a mile and a half from where i'm standing, a lot of men, people carrying-- and strong show of support port those, and he pushed through a draft constitution on friday and the next move is likely a referendum within two week's time and mr. morsi says once those are adopted those took on by himself will be void. whether that will be enough for the morsi protesters behind me? the numbers are down from past days. back to you in new york. >> j
29 of the panel's recommendations. dozens of protesters turned out of the new jersey port to picket a container ship from bangladesh carrying goods for the retail giant walmart. the demonstration was after the factory fire in bangladesh that killed more than 110 workers. the factory have been used to make walmart apparel and the company allegedly played a role in blocking the improvement of safety conditions there. homeland security and port police blocked the demonstrators from approaching the ship as it unloaded its cargo. the action came as the bangladeshi government recommended criminal charges against the tazreen factory's owner for "unpardonable negligence >> leading up to the fire coming up, we will look at the situation in mexico with david barstow. a new study is predicting a current trends hold fatalities caused by guns in the u.s. will likely exceed those caused by traffic incidents for the first time by 2015. according to bloomberg news, while motor vehicle deaths dropped 22% from 2005 to 2010, firearm deaths are now on the rise from a low point in 2000. based on a 10-ye
but the police chief says all three knew each other. >>> two of the nation's largest ports are shut down due to a strike. workers in los angeles and long beach walked off the job tuesday claiming their jobs are being outsourced. their employers denied it. the two sides remained at a standoff and that's hurting the bottom line. the executive director at the port of los angeles tells "outfront" some ships are being diverted to mexico. they bring in 40% of the nation's imports and at this time of the year, that means everything you're buying for christmas. >>> tensions are rising in egypt after assembly members passed a draft constitution today. all 234 articles were approved unilaterally by the muslim brotherhood. that's the party of the president, mohamed morsi. frustrated coptic christians and liberals walked out before the votes because they said their views weren't being heard. the fate of the constitution won't be clear for another two weeks when egyptians get to vote on the draft. >>> the moritanian president is warning tension in mali could backfire. locals could align with rebels. one
. few look on a map, the red sea leads to israel's southern port of ilat. from ilat israel can reach the ports of asia and africa. and once you close -- sealed off the straits, they're about a mile and a half wide, israel was effectively block kaeuded from the sea. that was an act of war under international law. it's a reason for going to war. nasser did not want the u.n. forces to be moved because he knew once they were removed, he as an egyptian would not be able to sit there and watch israeli boats pass by. he would have to blockade the straits again and that could cause a war. he sent instructions to his officers who were to meet with the heads of unef telling them we want to you move back from the border but stay in sharmelshef and stay in gaza. amir changed the orders. he wanted to regain glory he lost in the 1956 war. he changed the orders. we know this for fact. we have the protocol from the meeting. egyptians who came to the u.n. forces in sinai said we need you to turn out entirely. at the same time, amir sent egyptian paratroopers to occupy the region. once he did that --
against u.s. soil. it's israel's problem. but when you will find an atomic, makes the case with the port of san diego, it will become your problem. i do think it should be a joint effort of western society, meaning the u.s., israel, canada, australia will have only with leadership decisions in washington. >> that's not going to have been. >> the u.s. is israel's only fan. people are pretty disgusted with the kind of undemocratic behavior going on there. >> if you show me a stronger democracy in the middle east for a stronger ally of the united states in the region, i will agree with you. but i beg to differ because the cheapest aircraft today at the united states in the middle east is in that region. we are in the frontline presenting the same value in same principles. you'll find the source is coming to shores. >> thank you. >> you know, i share your concerns about iran. i worry about it all the time. i think it's real. but growing up jewish, and learned that being jewish also meant caring about the stranger from the bible or the people of king david, but also people of the profits. wha
last year. striking care for workers at the port of los angeles and long beach have reached a tentative agreement after an eight-day walkout. workers went on strike last week against international corporations who they say are outsourcing good paying jobs. the strike cost southern california a reported $8 billion in lost economic activity and marked the worst disruption of local cargo traffic in a decade. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. high level talks are continuing here at the united nations climate summit in doha, qatar. just before we went to air, a coalition could in solidarity with the philippines following yesterday's deadly typhoon that killed at least 270 people. for years, scientists have warned climate change would cause strong typhoons in the region. on tuesday, un secretary general ban ki moon warned that extreme weather is the new normal. >> danger signs are all around. one-third of the world's population lives in countries with moderate to high water stress. land degradation affects 1.5 billion people. icecaps are show
that, then look for activity around the ports of tartus and latakia. depending on how much equipment they would retrograde and get the people out those two ports would be important as well as the airports around damascus. alisyn: meaning what if you saw more active around the ports that would mean bashar al-assad is making a run for it? >> he probably is going to want to get some stuff out of there. he would probably get flown out because they want to do it with as few of people that knew about it as possible because you would have a massive collapse in that case. no matter how this turns out you'll have a lot of bad people with access to a lot of really bad weapons. and you've got al-qaida groups in there. everybody in the main opposition is connected with the muslim brotherhood, so there really aren't any good scenarios for the end of this thing. alisyn: on that chilling note captain chuck nash thank you so much for your input. >> you're welcome. bill: a rude awakening for so many this morning. why the location of an earthquake only hours ago is telling. alisyn: and devine interven
was the most and port milestones in the fight against al qaeda. the remover -- removal of the sole commander for 22 years is a testament to the work of countless intelligence and counterterrorism across the government and that further demonstrated as never before the extraordinary proficiency intelligence communities achieve and counterterrorism is someone who would then director for counterterrorism at the white house in the late 90s, i have to say the leaping capabilities is nothing short of astonishing. of course it was not just bin laden. we've removed more than 20 of eight q.'s top 30 leaders. now the court finds it difficult to raise money, train recruits and plant attacks outside the region. in yemen to fight against al qaeda and arabian peninsula is a work in progress, but i'm glad to see the trend lines are positive. in particular, the resolve of president hottie and begin many people have made a major difference. after holding a swath of territory at aqap has been rolled back from the gains of last year. yemen illustrates the value of the truly comprehend that approach. so while we
on iran. 94 to 0 vote. lawmakers banned all business with iran's energy, port, shipping, and ship building sectors. it's part of the ongoing u.s. effort to push iran to abandon its nuclear efforts. haven't worked. today iran's ambassador to the international atomic energy agency warned that any attack on its nuclear facilities could spark iran to kick out the inspectors and withdraw from the nonproliferation treaty. meantime, a senior iranian cleric today claimed that the recent war between israel and hamas in gaza was a direct victory for iran. hamas militants in gaza fired hundreds of rockets into israel. including iranian made if a jerry five mills that tel aviv. hamas leaders have publicly thanked iran for its assistance. secretary of state clinton is working to chart a path forward for the israelis and palestinians one day after the voted to recognize the nonmember state. secretary clinton meeting with officials including the israeli defense minister and palestinian prime minister. the white house says only face-to-face negotiations will lead to a lasting peace. meantime just after th
of our nation's busiest ports, the clerical workers union of los angeles claims that they've been working without a contract and now they want a new deal and that's not all. they want a guarantee their jobs won't be outsourced. the dock workers crossing the picket lines in a show of solidarity. the economic impact of this strike, a billion dollars a day as ships scramble to find new places to unload their goods. a total of ten of the 14 terminals are shut down and the bigger problems, new concern ships could avoid southern california altogether and simply go look for a newport to do business with. now, we hear both sides are starting to talk in hopes of reaching a deal soon. we're learning families who had to leave their homes will have to city out a few more days following a train derailment. looking into whether a signal problem is to blame at that crossing. this is the scene we showed you last night with seven cars tipped over in southern new jersey on friday. the accident causing a hazardous chemical to spew into the air and water there because it went into a creek and it sent dozens
luke's hospital just outside the capital port-au-prince, this doctor says since hurricane sandy admissions have doubled from 20 to 40 patients each day. >> most of the new cases are coming from further up the hill in places where we had not seen them before. i'm not positive but perhaps the wells there have been contaminated. >> reporter: experts believe cholera was brought here by u.n. peacekeepers. untreated sewage from this base flowed into a tributary of the river, the major source of water for both washing and drinking. cholera is spread by fecal-oral contact. two years on 200,000 patients have been sickened, 750 d 7,500 have died from diarrhea and fluid loss. each flood brings more contaminated water, more cases. the epidemic prompted massive relief efforts and public campaigns. on the streets and in classrooms promoting hygiene and sanitation. fatalities have dropped from 10% of cases early on to about 1%. still, 600 people have died from cholera this year. many in remote areas even those unaffected by floods. there's now plenty of awareness of cholera in haiti. the bigge
is america's top producing fishing port and sea scallops-- another species vulnerable to acidification-- makes up 77% of their production. >> shell fishing is really a way of life for many of those families and much of that community and taking that away kind of further homogenizes our country. we could see changes in the demographics of the community as working families move away and look for other opportunities. >> sreenivasan: sarah cooley studies the socio-economic impacts of altered oceans at woods hole oceanographic institution in massachusetts. she and other researchers project acidification could reduce u.s. shellfish harvests by as much as 25% over the next 50 years. >> we'll look back and say oh things used to be like this and i hope that's not the case. i hope we can actually preserve those pockets of individuality in the country that make it so great by finding these regional solutions can help out different regions to preserve their ways of life. >> what we are looking at is probably on the order of tens to hundreds of millions of dollars just related to the shellfish fish
interests. they have got a port on the mediterranean that is in syria, a military base. it is very important to them strategically. i don't think you will see a real hand being played by russia until they know for a fact that assad is going to go. patti ann: meanwhile though, the envoy, lack tau brahimi is meeting with the russia's foreign minister lavrov this weekend . what do you see coming out of this meeting?. >> i think there will be some proclamation they made some progress. one, assad is not participating. two, the rebels are not participating. they're the principles involved in this. i just don't see us moving in a positive direction. certainly we would all hope for that but i don't think it is realistic. patti ann: the big concern is the chemical weapons. what happens to those if there is some sort of chaos? >> well the worst situation, patti ann, is actually assad is still in power but he begins to lose control of some of the chemical sites because of the movements that the rebels are making and the success that they're enjoying. that would force the jordanians, the israelis and th
in the iranian economy, with energy and shipbuilding and shipping and the ports, this amendment that would shut down businesses that are involved in sectors which fund the proliferation activities of iran, of that regime is crucial. in addition, the amendment is going to prohibit business with all designated persons connected to the iranian government. it bans trades in commodities used in these key sectors. it's designed to stop iran from busting sanctions by receiving payment in the gold or using oil payments in local currency then to buy gold. and we've got to stop an effort to water down these sanctions. i say that because i remember the votes in the past. i, i remember our effort on the central bank. it was only because we got the unanimous votes frankly, that we got so much support, that we were able to deploy those, but let me add that there is another portion of the amendment here that targets the regime for their human rights abuses. and i think one of the areas where we really have been short, for those of you who have talked, those of you who have been in the prisons there, that expe
their opposition to morsi's move to greatly expand his personal powers. and in the port city of alexandria, the president supporters taking to the streets for a rally organized by the muslim brotherhood, clashing with opponents there. steve harrigan is streaming live from cairo. what's the latest? >> both sides really trying to get their supporters out on the streets to show the level of public support, both pro and anti-morsi groups have. the anti-morsi protesters really come up short today, 25,000 at their peak behind me in that rear square. two miles away, perrot-government protesters numbering about 200,000, just here in cairo alone. but also in other cities in egypt as well. many of these egyptians from the rural areas bussed in, many carrying korans as well, shouting god is the law. so a real strong show of force for morsi supporters. morsi is also announced this constitution that will go to a he referendum. this draft constitution he pushed through in one night will be voted on in two weeks, on december 15. morsi vowed once that constitution is in place, the extreme powers he gave h
of the nation's busiest ports to a halt. now there is a new push to break the stalemate. we'll tell you who is getting involved, and also this story, a couple expecting a baby. we heard today that kate middleton is actually in the hospital. we'll talk about this hopefully with a doctor after this break on this breaking news, about how kate is doing and what about the baby? next. [ female announcer ] research suggests cell health plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day women's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for women's health concerns as we age. it has 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day 50+. jenna: you might recall a story from a few weeks back about iran firing at one of our drones. well we might have an indication as to why that happened. according to the "wall street journal" there is a report today that the u.s. is now stepping up its spying operations on one crucial facility in iran, the bushear nuclear reactor. they are concerned about the security of records grade plutonium at the site after iran unexpectantly removed fuel rods from the reactor last oct
and bridges and highways and ports and airports. that is essential to long-term economic growth. they are paid for and they are vital for that balance that we talked about all along. again, we have not seen from republicans, as we understand it, they don't agree with everything the president has put on the table, but we have not seen alternatives. they have spoken about the need for revenue, and that acknowledgment is well put. that's far from the republican leaders have been adamant that they do not believe rates are to go up on the top 2% wealthiest americans. the american people overwhelmingly disagree. what the president believes is that you cannot achieve the kind of revenue that are necessary for that balanced approach. through any other means. so rates have to rise. the best way to get from here to there. >> the rates need to rise, there is one scenario that the republicans face, they say they will extend middle-class tax rates that the president has been demanding. and that would suggest that the bush tax cuts for the rich would love to see said. and it suggests that they would leave t
started last month and already the boats are not leaving port. crabbers are on strike today in the dispute over prices. they were getting $3 a pound but the demand is dropping and fish brokers may cut the price down to $1.80. >>> san francisco supervisors are considering a pilot program to allow some police officers to carry tasers. a board committee meets about this, this morning. the coalition on homelessness plans to protest by the way. it says the introduction of tasers increases deaths at the hands of cops. >>> san jose police are asking for witnesses on a deadly hit- and-run accident last night on the east side at white and quimby. police say a van or suv struck a man who was crossing the street. the victim died at the hospital. san jose police would love to hear from you if you have any information. >>> traffic and weather coming up. >>> good morning. lots of company on our bay area bridges it morning. brake lights at the bay bridge toll plaza. metering lights are on backed up to the maze. richmond/san rafael bridge, acciden in
when they pull into port, but in a telephone interview, the bet's skipper said it weighed in at a record 459 pounds. wow. >>> well, we have much more ahead in the next hour of "cnn saturday morning", which starts right now. >>> it is saturday, december 8th. good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. anger and outrage are growing over the shocking death of a nurse. now london hospital where the woman worked is speaking out about the tragedy. many states have had their say, now the highest court in the land agrees to take up same-sex marriage. gay or straight, the ruling could have wide ranging implications on america. >>> the pentagon is make preparations in the event that it's ordered to strike syria. we'll explain what the u.s. military is doing and how quickly action could be taken if syria stages a chemical attack against its people. >>> first, to london, and new developments in the tragic suicide of a nurse who was caught up in a prank phone call. the nurse, jacintha saldanha, killed herself friday after she was fooled into giving confidential information about prince wil
petroleum pipeline that went across palestine up to the ports of the med, and the locals kept blowing up the pipeline, protesting british policies for jewish immigration to the holy lambed. and the british were determined to put an end to it. and the british commander was a heavy drinker and brass-colored whiskers, and he instructed diane to go to the local arab chieftain with an ultimatum. he said, tell that bastard that if there's any further sabotage of these pipelines, i'll blow up his house. and if there continue to be sabotage, i'll blow up every house in his village. well, when that didn't put an end to it, diane suggested there might be a more subtle way to deal with, to win arab cooperation, and the british officer wheeled on him and said i didn't come here to teach british soldiers how to crawl in your bloody country, i came here to teach the bloody arabs how the british operate. many years later when the israeli army began blowing up palestinian houses as a means to punish and put down rebellion, people asked where they'd learned such a vile method of collective punishment. i
to increasing crude oil prices. >>> a potential big snag for transport and trade. 16,000 workers at 15 ports from boston to houston on the verge of going on strike. the international long shoreman's observation association has been bargaining since march and a contract extension expires on the 29th. you've heard about the fiscal cliff. what about the dairy cliff? that's what dairy farmers and milk producers are called dairy subsidies set to expire. unless congress extends legislation, you could see milk prices double next year to about $7 a gallon. 7 bucks a gallon. with congress' attention on the fiscal cliff, could take a few weeks to address this. might want to stock up on milk while the prices are still lower this week. >>> a winter storm could become a big problem for winter travelers. what you need to know before heading out this christmas eve, next. make a wish! i wish we could lie here forever. i wish this test drive was over, so we could head back to the dealership. [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. test drive! but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is
says your holiday packages, delayed. unavoidable delays. the blizzard hit its main port in kentucky pretty hard. >>> and every year right around this time, conservationists come up with the world's most endangered animals. the cow, yes, that the president owned was endangered a couple of years back. but the cow is on the comeback trail. dan lothian has this american journey. >> reporter: you are looking at one of the rarest, most endangered animals on the planet, the randall lineback cow. they are more endangered than polar bears, mountain tigers and there are fewer than 500 left on this planet. not in some far flung corner of the world but most here in northern virginia. joe henderson, a real estate executive and part-time farmer, is on a mission to save this historic be breed of cattle from going exstint. >> you cannot look at these cows and tell me that they are not beautiful. and the little babies -- >> pandas of the cow world. >> but it's very expensive raising these bovine pandas. >> this animal to survive must find a job. i think we found the job and the job is -- it is kind
business with key sectors in the iranian economy, with energy and ship building and shipping and the ports, this amendment that would shut down businesses that are involved in sectors which fund the proliferation activities of iran and that regime is crucial. in addition, the amendment is going to prohibit business with all designated persons connected to the iranian government. it bans trades and commodities used in these key sectors and used to stop iran from receiving payment in gold or using oil payments in local currency then to buy gold and we have to stop an effort to water down these sanctions. i say that because i remember the votes in the past. i remember our effort on the central bank. it was only because we got unanimous votes because we got so much support that we were able to deploy those. but let me add that there is another portion of the amendment here that targets the regime for their human rights abuses. and i think one of the areas where we've been short, for those of you who have talked to to those in the prison there and experienced the torture, who have seen the murd
the nation's busiest cargo complex at the ports. they've been offered a salary boost to 195,000 with 11 weeks paid vacation. a ten-day walkout in 200002 caused $15 billion in losses. >>> the "lewiston tribune "in idaho, wanted experienced pot farmer. a washington state man seeking experts to develop a marijuana industry. possession of the drug will be legal in the state thursday. >>> now to the mystery surrounding the second winner of that massive powerball jackpot. one couple has come forward with their golden ticket. the other winner still unknown. there is, however, surveillance video showing a man who appears to be celebrating after checking the numbers on his ticket but he hasn't come forward yet. nbc's tom costello is in maryland with his story. >> alex, good day to you. everybody in this gas station here in upper marlboro, maryland says they really believe that this guy wasn't putting on an act who showed up here on thursday. that it looked like the ticket that he came forward with was legit. meanwhile, the arizona lottery officials say that nobody has yet come forward to claim the jac
in participating with us here today. i was pleased to hear jury testimony matches the port of her pending legislation the senate and how you use some of that as a template for trying to take action and initiatives, but you do need to lie. one thing, i know omb -- i don't think they've given you a signoff on providing us with the specifics, but any technical assistance you can provide to the committee so we can improve the public assistance reforms in our bill, we would welcome that. the bill, 2903 over in the senate. we are welcomed to improving that. i heard a couple suggestions here today that we might consider in reform of our reform bill or additions to our reform bill. but we believe that he can hear in the testimony of folks that have experienced problem and a lot of the bill came from members who had experienced problems in their own districts or states, dealing with past storms have the tools that will help you. is that except to vote? can you agree to participate? >> yes, sir, mr. chairman. >> let me jump now to a couple of major questions. one, you indicated we have about $4.8 b
business with key sectors in the iranian economy, with energy and shipbuilding and shipping and ports, this amendment that would shut down businesses that are involved in sectors which fund the proliferation activities of iran, of that regime, is crucial. in addition, the amendment is going to prohibit business with all designated persons connected to the iranian government. it bans trade and commodities used, it is designed to stop iran from busting sanctions by receiving payment in gold or using oil payments in local currency to buy gold. we have got to stop an effort to water down these sanctions. i say that because i remember the votes in the past, i remember our effort on the central bank. it was only because we got unanimous votes because we got so much sport that we were able to deploy those. let me add there's another portion of the amendments here that targets the regime for their human rights abuses and i think one of the areas where we have really been short, for those of you who talked to those who have been in the prisons, who have experienced the torture, seen the murder
-speed rail would not happen without federal government to port including legislation by congress to authorize the program. the united states will maintain our position of economic leadership we have to invest in the best infrastructure in the world. that will not be true if we do not invest in high-speed rail. we cannot wait until heavyset cutely congested. airports cannot stand anymore to start thinking another long-distance transportation options. we did catch up to germany, france and japan. just heard this morning cioppino celebrating the 50th anniversary of their bullet train. we cannot allow china to surpass us in our next generation of infrastructure. tourists across the world will visit our high-speed rail to marvel at our civic engineering and technological prowess. this is not just at a transportation company changing the revitalization along the cities along the route. in conclusion, it is clear support the high-speed rail california. the federal program will help make it possible. what we need now is fishing. but we need now is leadership. what we need now is believed that the peo
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